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Book review: Hit for Six

Hit for Six by David Warner with JS Black and illustrated by Jules FaberREVIEWED BY MEKAEEL, 7, NSW

The Kaboom Kid: Hit for Six by David Warner with JS Black, ill. by Jules Faber, Simon & Schuster Australia, ISBN 9781925030846

Mekaeel reviewed his own copy of this book.

Kaboom Kid: Hit for Six is a fiction book. This book is suitable for primary school kids. It is easy to read and understand. The plot is gripping and the story is interesting.

The story is about an 11-year-old child, David Warner, who is in year 6 and loves cricket. He plays for Sandhill Sluggers. A boy named Mo bets that he’ll treat the team if Warner hits six 6s in a match. But when Warner opens the treat box given to him by Mo, he learns a shocking secret.

Because Warner is always dreaming about cricket, he sometimes gets in trouble as well. Mr Mudge (the teacher) also banned him from playing cricket until he brings back his completed essay.

Most of the characters in this book are kind but some like Mo, are a bit rude.

I liked the excitement of finding out if David Warner hits six 6s in one match or not. Would he submit his homework essay on time? Would he get the big win for Sandhill Sluggers?

I really like this book but it could have been better — if David Warner hadn’t been banned from playing cricket.

Rating: ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡

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